Re:Jolly Jacks Hamburgers
Jolly Jack’s was originally Jumpin’ J Drive-in on Martinsburg Pike. In the Fifties this was the site of Deb & Jakes Drive-in, popular with the young crowd. In the late Fifties this became the Jumpin J. With the advent of the "Berlin Crisis" in the early Sixties, the owner of the Jumpin’ J, who was an Army Reservist, was called to active duty and necessarily closed his business. Some of these dates are approximate.
After his release from service, he opened Jolly Jack’s on the site of what had been Chicken in the Rough on Valley Avenue (Anyone remember that chain?).
I knew the owner. He was married to one of my high school classmates and I was a regular customer at both his restaurants.